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M-26 reopened after flood damage, M-203 remains closed

June 21, 2018 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has reopened M-26 after flooding in Houghton County forced several closures Sunday. Other partial and complete closures of state trunkline remain in effect as repair efforts continue: – M-26 is now open to through-traffic from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge …

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Second Sand Beach Only Beach To Test Safe

HOUGHTON, BARAGA, AND ONTONAGON COUNTIES – Western U.P. Health Department has confirmed that surface water samples collected at designated swimming beaches on Portage Lake, the Portage Waterway, and Lake Superior (L’Anse, Ontonagon, east of the North Canal Entry) have high levels of E.coli and fecal coliform bacteria in exceedance of …

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Houghton County Disaster Recovery Update

(Houghton, Ml) — Following are the latest updates regarding the flood recovery efforts in Houghton County. Any county resident whose homes or businesses have been impacted by the flooding and needs help with clean up can call (906) 233 6621. Hubbell residents requiring assistance can call Township Supervisor Brian Cadwell …

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Free Well Testing for Flooded Water Wells

HOUGHTON COUNTY – Western U.P. Health Department is offering free well testing kits to residents with water wells that were flooded over the weekend. The health department continues to issue precautions for homeowner with wells that have been flooded due to the severe storm Sunday morning that resulted in erosion …

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URGENT – Flood Damage Reporting Deadline Nears

Houghton County residents and business owners who experienced flood damage from Sunday’s storm have little time remaining in which to file reports about their losses to assist local officials in obtaining federal disaster assistance. Houghton County officials must turn in completed damage and estimated cost figures to the state by …

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Hancock Schools Sinking Fund On August Ballot

Hancock Public Schools is asking voters to support a sinking fund proposal on the next ballot. Hancock Schools Superintendent Kipp Beaudoin gave a presentation to the city council at their regular meeting Wednesday. The district is asking to raise $1.39 million over the next five years with a millage increase …

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Negotiations With Givens Resume

Negotiations with the city of Hancock’s choice for their next city manager are back on. Councilman Paul LaBine said after initial negotiations had broken down with former Hancock mayor Barry Givens, the city reached out to him with a newly formed committee consisting of LaBine and Councilmen Ron Blau and …

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Donations Pour Into Dee Stadium

As support for the flood relief continues to pour in from across the country, a disaster logistics team has been assembled to organize efforts and maximize efficiency. Hardship and heart warmth are words that only begin to describe the past few days in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Road crews have months …

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Flood Damages In Hancock Nearing $10 Million

The City of Hancock wasn’t hit as hard as some other areas, but the city is still looking at about $9.7 million in damages from last weekend’s storm. Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson gave an update to the city council about their recovery effort at their regular meeting Wednesday. The …

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